Investigation underway after Border Patrol agent fires gun

The U.S. and Mexico are investigating after a Border Patrol agent near Naco, fired a weapon into Mexico. The agent thought someone was pointing a gun at him from the Mexican side of the border, according to a media release from CBP.

“Fearing his life was in danger, the agent discharged his service-issued firearm at the subject,” the release read. The agent fired shots as he was making an arrest on the U.S. side near the border fence at 6:25 Monday morning.

It is unknown if anyone was hit in Mexico. Authorities from Mexico responded after the shots were fired and CBP dispatched a Use of Force Incident Team to investigate the circumstances.